Rearing Pigs & Helping the Needy
In 2013, BCTFN provided a grant to Khom Loy Development Foundation to support a programme to train schools and communities around Mae Sot in a new, low-cost way of raising pigs to provide nutrition and income.
KLDF was founded 10 years ago in Chiang Rai, Northern Thailand to assist people living along the Thai-Burma border via agricultural and educational programmes. After some research, KLDF discovered that the rising cost of food (coupled with falling donations to border projects) as was leading to a shortage of nutrition in some schools and communities. Research led to two new projects: vegetable garden training programmes and intensive pig-rearing training.